• hello friends..

    welcome to my personal blog - things i like - music, photos, architecture, design, & words - from my brain (and other people's brains).. all images here are taken by me (some awesome wedding pics from Alyda too), unless highfives are very gladly given to the author of some things i wish i had made/created/recorded/thought of/seen..

    ps.. I'm a wedding photographer.. so if you're planning to marry your lover, & you like what you see/feel here, you should contact us very soon.. we take limited bookings for wedding photography each year & we book out early.. (& i'm not just saying that to make you call us) :]

    here's a movie we made to introduce our little friends to the world.. ---->

shan & ben.. super chilled..

A wedding should not be a stressful thing.. It just shouldn’t.. If your wedding is a stress to organise, then you’re doing it wrong..

Shan & Ben are a perfect example of how to do things right..  Their wedding was in Rainbow Beach, a quiet seaside town on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast – close to where they both grew up.. Their hotel , the ceremony, and reception venue were all within 100 metres of each other.. This might even be the least stressful wedding I’ve ever been to..

It was an amazing day for sure and what I love most about Shan & Ben’s wedding is how they included their two sons in their celebration – it was beautiful..  For Shan & Ben, their wedding (as awesome as it was), wasn’t even really about the wedding – it was about relationships..  Life-long friends & super-close families sharing good times & cutting loose for a day to party on.. It was freakin’ amazing to see.. And for a day, they embraced us like family too..  I just wanted to hug everyone there, but I didn’t because that would seem a little weird I think  :)


Shan & Ben’s wedding is also featured on Polkadot Bride so check it out for more of their story..

Big highfives to my co-pilot Alyda, and Shan & Ben for being awesome.. (ps.. Shan wears Karen Willis Holmes)


love from todd..

pps.. Hi Jas & Nick (and Aria)  ^_^

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1 April 2014 - 9:22 pm

Karthika, Truly Photography - Beautiful set. The beach shots are amazing.

1 April 2014 - 7:47 pm
25 March 2014 - 11:17 pm

Mathew - Beautiful work!

23 March 2014 - 3:08 am

Erik - Great pictures Todd!!!

19 March 2014 - 5:43 am

Darryn – McKay Photography - Great photos :)

18 March 2014 - 3:36 pm

HayleyLane - Just beautiful! They’re some fabulous beach shots there

18 March 2014 - 2:31 pm

EM - 100% pure loveliness

14 March 2014 - 10:53 am

Rae - Jesus Christ… that was amazing.

12 March 2014 - 12:19 pm

Eric Ronald - Argh, those beach portraits. Killer!

11 March 2014 - 10:02 am

Nick - Excellent stuff guys!

10 March 2014 - 7:17 pm

Matthew Osborne - Awesome work Todd. The ones in the sand are da bomb!

10 March 2014 - 6:36 pm

Hope Copeland - WOWSER! Love the images here guys. What a chilled, super rad wedding!

10 March 2014 - 4:51 pm

Jazzy Jeff - Hi Toddy and Lades! I had big, fat, soggy tears (happy tears) rolling down my cheeks reliving Shan and Ben’s day. The photos with those gorgeous nephews of mine especially hit me hard, real hard – they made the day all the more special. Once again, you guys nailed it. Love and hugs to you Team McGaw :)

15 March 2014 - 2:02 am

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tim & ruth’s noosa wedding..

celebrating the relationship of tim & ruth (aka. #truth)..  the greatest hits..

ruth & tim – bestest friends ever // steven khalil dress of destiny // never-ending vista views // super fresh sea breeze in your face all day // amazing weather // 101 ultra-relaxed, party-hungry friends // a hidden disco inferno tent // closest neighbour is 500 metres away // & a big sign that says “holy sh¡tballs, today is going to be awesome”..


you do the math.

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  ^^ tim guest DJ’d at his own wedding (he is a real DJ), & he kicked off with this..   i know :)

also a massive thanks to my co-pilots emma holcroft (& alyda mcgaw), weddings of noosa, mondo floral designs, and steven khalil..

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7 May 2014 - 2:28 am

Catherine Dumontet - Just discovered you ! I love your work :-)

4 March 2014 - 12:37 pm

Rob - Nice work!

6 February 2014 - 8:10 pm

Ian Kerr - Been a while since I browsed the toddblog. But OMFG, you just absolutely killlllled this one dude. Stunned.

4 February 2014 - 2:19 pm

Janneke - You would have had an epic time photographing this wedding!

1 February 2014 - 3:22 pm

Linda - Just perfection in itself!!!!!

31 January 2014 - 10:25 pm

Kim Eibrink Jansen - Great memories guys! Thank you for sharing one of these last weddings with me…It has been so lovely to work with you over the years and to finish it off with this was wonderful!! Wishing you much love and success, I will miss all the fun we had!! xo

29 January 2014 - 1:29 pm

nirav - Baller. And dude… are some of those shots 3D?!! My eyes were trippin’ out in a knarly good way. Love it!

24 January 2014 - 3:16 pm

EMMA - So great guys!

23 January 2014 - 9:34 pm

samara - radness. so good!

23 January 2014 - 8:41 pm

Andy Gaines - High fives all round! ‘Til Death do we P.A.R.T.why? Cos they love it!

23 January 2014 - 4:46 pm

Rachael McCall - Holy Shitballs is right! That is one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen, ever! Great job

23 January 2014 - 1:58 pm

Lizzie - Awesome sauce you wonderfully talented folks!

23 January 2014 - 1:26 pm

Stewart - What an amazing wedding! Killed it.

23 January 2014 - 12:36 pm

heather nan - I love these people. SO legit.

23 January 2014 - 11:50 am

Matt Smith - Todd these are not just wedding photographs. As I scroll through the images I feel drawn into the monitor and captured by the emotion you have so skilfully documented man. These guys are going to be stoked with their photos!!! Well done……………again

23 January 2014 - 11:38 am

Jonas Peterson - Great work, Todd and Lades!

23 January 2014 - 11:15 am

Tanya Love - Seriously awesome guys. Such a great collection of images, and what an amazing couple!

23 January 2014 - 11:15 am

Shane Shepherd - Home run. Hit a six. knocked it out of the park, and other sayings to convey how damn good this is.

23 January 2014 - 11:11 am

ALMA /// - E P I C !

23 January 2014 - 11:01 am

Jonathan Wherrett - Oh me oh my, sweeeet stuff pals.

23 January 2014 - 8:57 am

em - my oh my… this wedding looks totally EPIC!! whaaaaa… i wanna get married again, it’s just so much F.U.N !! amazing shots t, e & a … you certainly seem have a knack for this photography thing ;p

23 January 2014 - 1:01 am

Zosia - This is rad!

22 January 2014 - 8:11 pm

anthony hoang - Killer guys! Looked like so much fun!

22 January 2014 - 8:02 pm

Nick - Sexy camera skills Todd (& Emma)!

22 January 2014 - 7:25 pm

Eric Ronald - 5 spuds guys. Radical.

22 January 2014 - 6:56 pm

Poppy Marins - EPIC. Wish we could do it all again tomorrow!

22 January 2014 - 5:30 pm

Anya - Holy shitballs ~ these are incredible guys!

26 January 2014 - 6:59 pm

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switch off..

january is our solo, self-imposed retreat..

no weddings thank you..

stop, switch off.. centre myself again – not only in a zen/day spa/eco organic gluten-free yoga kind of way, but more of a feet on the ground kind of way… do some washing, wallpaper a wall, mow the lawn, go mountain biking with my buddies, visit friends, karaoke  – y’know, normal stuff.. i can still take photos, or not take photos..

if you never switch off.. how can you ever expect to switch on?

on the 1st of february we switch on.. game on.. & i can honestly say, i’m really looking forward to it.. looking forward to meeting up with our 2014 clients, and their friends.. i’m ready.. i even bought a new shirt..

so watch out 2014, i’m going to be all up in your grill.


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..:: t


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22 January 2014 - 4:52 am

Dan Ward - Love the idea of just switching off for a whole month! Never been lucky enough to manage it – cant wait to see what you guys can do this year!

20 January 2014 - 1:54 pm

hailey - you guys are still the cleverest in the business!

20 January 2014 - 12:30 pm

Mark Dohring - Wise words Master McGaw very wise words.

20 January 2014 - 11:41 am

thm - madeline… absolutely! :)

20 January 2014 - 10:48 am

Madeline druce - Well said Todd. That ground needs to be stood on solidly every now and then, in order to take off from it ????

phase onesies..


photo adventure, todd mcgaw, dan o'day

well i’m glad you asked..

this is what happens when  two photographers, an amazing camera supply store, & a super-dooper medium format digital camera systems builder get together on the dance floor at an industry gala dinner event..

so, myself & my homie dan o’day, are hitting the road in our onesies this monday & road testing the phase one camera/digital back combos of destiny.. just the two of us – a dinosaur & a cheeky monkey – ROAD TRIP! – on the open road into oblivion baby! we’re just gonna drive & drive & never look back yeah! so longgggg world!! #thelmaandlouise.. actually i have to be in melbourne to shoot a wedding, & dan has stuff on, so yeah we’re pretty much going drive on & never look back for 5 days  :)

feel free to follow us on our adventure.. we’ll be posting lots of things along the way, some of which will include some (hopefully) sweet pictures that make your eyeballs happy – made by us with these awesome picture making things – the phase ones!.. and other things too.. follow @danmakepicture & @toddhuntermcgaw on instagrams,  and on the facebooks of dan and todd ..  we’ll also be collecting stuff on tumblr.. 

a MASSIVE thanks to our excellent partners in this little adventure – camera pro and phase one, for trusting us with their incredibly amazing & very sporty stuff.. we appreciate you!!!

see you on road crazy kids!!!!!

camera pro, phase one

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22 January 2014 - 9:03 am

thm - dan… lovvvvvved it! just going through footage & will be cutting together a few ‘episodes’ of our adventures… can’t wait to show you :)

22 January 2014 - 4:54 am

Wedding Photographer Cornwall - How did you get on with the phase one? Gonna do a post about your trip? :)

11 December 2013 - 10:55 am

Heath - Great concept! Bet you had a ripper time!

sarah & jaran..

mountain air… breathe it in deep my friends..

once there was an excellent couple called sarah & jaran & they were a-fixin’ to be married..  jaran, an engineer, had modified a ghostbusters ghost trap to capture & contain not ghosts, but the essence of all the things they loved.. they captured lots of lovely things – mountain air, fine blue skies, happiness, love, the smell of tasty tasty food, the atmosphere of the “one-legged duck” pub at springbrook mountain manor, some bright bright sunlight, the early evening chill of september spring, the sound of a trickling mountain stream – you get the idea   :)

they took what they had collected, shook it all about, & then they extracted the essence & injected it into every single little piece of their wedding plans..  the result was astounding..

dear sarah & jaran, a thousand thank yous for having us at your wedding.. we think you guys are excellent & we’d like to induct you both into the “todd & alyda – awesome people we have met in our lives – hall of fame!”  welcome aboard  :)

(ps.. S&J’s wedding was also featured recently on the super dooper wedding blog, junebug weddings – check it)..




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20 November 2013 - 8:02 am

starrman - WOW! Brilliant work, awesome use of light and location.

18 November 2013 - 1:20 am

lauren - I love this wedding photo collection… Thanks for this nice post.

7 November 2013 - 6:15 am

Alan Hughes - Awesome work fella :)

6 November 2013 - 3:58 am

nirav - Smiles for miles. Awesome my friends.

27 October 2013 - 9:07 am

Nikolay Mirchev - Great work!

18 October 2013 - 3:06 pm

Wedding Photographer Melbourne - This is one of the best blogs I have read.

13 October 2013 - 11:30 am

Jade - Love your work, love your perspective and creativity..

3 October 2013 - 5:19 am

Darren Miller - Great work. SO much variety and creativity in the images.

1 October 2013 - 10:41 am

Sammy F - LOVE this wedding! x

30 September 2013 - 3:02 pm

Poppy Marins - Snap! That blink gets me every time! So much awesomeness!

30 September 2013 - 3:01 pm

SHANE SHEPHERD - Awesome everything!!!

30 September 2013 - 1:58 pm

Sarah Shoelayson - *love*

6 October 2013 - 6:01 pm

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